Friday, July 2, 2021

The Fight of the Century (Again) -- July 2, 2021


Moving Picture World, 18-June-1921

One hundred years ago today, on 02-July-1921, heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey defended his title against French war hero Georges Carpentier. Dempsey was accused of being a slacker because he did not serve. Boyle's Thirty Acres was an arena built for this fight. It was used for other fights until it was torn down in 1927. Read some contemporary newspaper stories on my other blog:

The ad for the forthcoming movie of the fight have to limit sales to New Jersey and Canada because US law forbade the interstate transportation of fight films.

Der Kinematograph, 03-October-1921

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment moderation is turned on. Your message will appear after it has been reviewed.